SC suspends JEE Advanced counselling 2017; decision deferred till July 10

SC suspends JEE Advanced counselling 2017; decision deferred till July 10 The Supreme Court has put the counselling of JEE Advanced and JEE Main 2017 on hold till the further hearing on July 10. A bench comprising Justice A M Khanwilkar and Dipak Misra also restrained the High Courts from entertaining any writ petition with respect to the counselling and admission process of IITs from Friday onwards. After the suspension of JoSAA counselling for JEE Advanced 2017 on Friday, now the joint counselling and seat allotment body has also put on hold the counselling of JEE Main 2017 for admissions to NIT+System. Click on the link below to check the announcement by JoSAA. 

As per Press Trust of India, the SC has also sought details of the petitions pending before the High Courts across the country and the number of petitions challenging the JEE Advanced 2017 rank list, and awarding of additional marks to all candidates who had appeared in the test. The bench further directed that copies of today's order be sent to the Registrars General of all the High Courts.

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In the hearing held on July 7, 2017, the advocate general K K Venugopal urged the court to look at an equitable solution on account of the huge number of students who had taken the examination and who had participated in the counselling in good faith.

 

However, the bench was of the opinion that only those candidates who had attempted the said questions should have been awarded bonus marks. It also cited the judgement given in 2005 which was on similar lines. To which the advocate general K K Venugopal pointed out that many students had not attempted the said questions on account of the negative marking. Moreover, it would be a difficult task to re-evaluate the answer sheets of the two lakh plus students who had appeared for the exam citing it to be the reason why bonus marks were awarded to all students.

The bench then passed the interim order to put a halt to the counselling for the IIT seats while it tried to find a solution to the problem. The bench observed that the admissions could be allowed only after deciding the validity of the awarding of bonus marks to all the students irrespective of their attempting the questions or not.

 

This move by the apex court comes after a petition was filed by IIT aspirant Aishwarya Agarwal on June 28 with respect to the unfairly awarding of bonus marks to all JEE Advanced 2017 test takers.

 

In her petition, Aishwarya Agarwal had claimed that the action of awarding bonus marks to all candidates who had taken the entrance test for IIT admission was incorrect and violated her rights along with other students like her. She further argued in the petition that bonus marks must be awarded to only those who had attempted the respective questions and not to all candidates as was done by the JEE Advanced authorities.

 

The petitioner also claimed that the awarding of bonus marks had impacted her ranking in the merit list which would further steal away her admission chances at the institutes of her choice.

 

Petition filed by Aishwarya Agarwal

 

 

JoSAA 2017 officials have also confirmed the suspension of the counselling for IIT admission. The official notification released by JoSAA reads, "As directed by the Honourable Supreme Court of India on 7th July 2017, admission and counselling process for JEE (Advanced) 2017 has been suspended till further orders."

 

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On June 30, the apex court had issued notice to the MHRD on this plea.

 

On June 11, according to the final answer key of JEE Advanced 2017, 18 marks were awarded to all the candidates who had taken the entrance exam on May 21. Out of these bonus marks, in Paper I (Chemistry and Mathematics section), 7 marks were given to candidates due to printing inconsistency, while in Physics and Mathematics sections of Paper II, against 3 questions, a total of 11 marks were awarded.

 

JEE Advanced 2017 was conducted by IIT Madras on May 21 wherein Paper I was held from 9 am to 12 pm, while Paper II was conducted from 2 pm to 5 pm. The result of JEE Advanced 2017 was announced on June 11. This year, as many as 2,20,000 candidates were eligible to take JEE Advanced for admission to B.Tech programmes across 23 IITs for 10,988 seats. However, only 1,59,540 appeared in the test. As per the official data released by IIT Madras, as many as 50,455 candidates have qualified in JEE Advanced thus making it the rank list across all categories.

 

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First Published On : 07 Jul 2017 04:21 PM IST

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